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Beta:Sound provides a way for artists to present the entire scope of what they do without thought for accessibility or commercial success. Artists are able to present live works, works in progress and non-traditional musical pieces without the time constraints inherent in physical recording mediums. Beta:Sound is an online music distribution project that offers music free, both through a web interface and whatever popular P2P service people are using, to anyone who can download it. Beta:Sound functions like a Non Profit label that writes grants to help record, present and distribute (online) experimental and marginal music forms. Artists represented by Beta:Sound retain all publishing rights and the masters of the recordings. Beta:Sound is only able to give the music away for free online. Thus preserving the rights of the artists while allowing a broader public access to the music. The works presented by Beta:Sound are not confined to a specific genre or musical style, instead the catalog is open to any work whose form, through innovative practices and musical intentions, falls outside of the realm of commercial music. Specifically works that are not commercially viable for a label. As each artist develops their catalog of posted work they are simultaneously generating feedback through the websites public review process. Expanding the "critical feedback" outside of the handful of international critics and allowing the public to speak about each work in a constructive manner. Once the artist has developed their catalog they can then take the step toward grant writing for funding of projects of a more ambitious scope. Allowing for the creation of music that would not otherwise be financially feasible. Traditional record labels trying to distribute experimental music are loosing money; the general public is downloading whatever they want anyway. Beta:Sound is a system that lets anyone have the music guilt free and gives back to the artist. By circumventing the traditional model of physical recording medium and label/distribution Beta:Sound is able to generate a larger public awareness of the intelligent music forms that exist. The intention of Beta: Sound is to create a global community that brings together all of the small regional music communities throughout the world. Evolving into a cultural commodity in the process. If you would like to become a part of the Beta:Sound Project a submission form is available below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time. Thank You Raymond Salvatore Harmon Beta Director

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Joe Daley, Hal Russell, Russell Thorne, Jazz, Be Bop, Avant, Chicago, Occult
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raymond salvatore harmon
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big city orchestra
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Feb 29, 2016
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Joe Daley is a little heard of saxophone legend in the history of Chicago Jazz. This trio, featuring Hal Russell (of NRG ENSEMBLE fame) on drums and Chicago's Occult Bookstore proprietor Russell Thorne on bass, existed for only a handful of years before Daley's resistance to the free jazz and avant influences being brought into the group by the rhythm section caused the group to dissolve. The tunes here reflect an interest in the coming wave of avant garde developing in mid 60s Chicago with the...
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Topic: Joe Daley, Hal Russell, Russell Thorne, Jazz, Be Bop, Avant, Chicago, Occult
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Returning from a stay in Warsaw during the Winter/Spring of 2001 Harmon recorded these two pieces from found acoustic noises in his travels. Fields of White stretches out the earlier compositional style of Harmons work into a wall of disjointed and abstract noisescapes. The length of the piece allows the listener room in which to absorb the transient structure of microtonal frequencies and shifting layers of cutup sounds. The shorter piece, Something From Nothing, acts as an appendix to the...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Over the course of the past decade Harmons work has become more and more influenced by the writings of Kabalistic and Sufic mystisism. This piece is an extend meditation on the life and work of the author of the Zohar, Moses de Leon. Foremost to the structure of the piece is an outlining representation of the mystical word as hagiographic textbook; An illusion of historic reference like a veil across the contemporary thoughts of the now. This is the center piece of Harmons current electronic...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Almost beyond the self imposed boundaries of his other works these three compositions reflect the diverse interest in extended micro amplified tones that has left its mark on a handful of Harmons works. Three pieces of super elongated field recordings cut and pasted over each other to create an abyss of sonic exegesis.
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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These seven tracks represent the output of a singular event in the development of Harmons work. Using two Palm 105 PDAs and a freeware program modified by Harmon the sonic tapestries in these works were created by the interaction of the two Palmtops. Communicating over their infrared ports the pieces evolved in a call and response style. Harmon would create a seed sound by touching the screen of one Palmtop and then the conversation between the two PDAs would begin. These pieces and their...
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Topic: Noise
Source: DAT
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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These dense electronic compositions outline the early minimal aspects of Harmon's work. Built upon layers of exaggeratedly slowed down environmental recordings each piece becomes a meditation on the mundane aspects of existence. Like soundtracks for the abstract film that is our lives; the three works remain the least improvised and yet most compelling of Harmons early electronic work. 1 - Cause We Couldnt Be Bother Otherwise 2 - Something I Wouldnt Talk About 3 - Trying To Be Alone on a Sunday...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jan 11, 2008 Keefe Jackson
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1 - Part 1 16:55 2 - Part 2 18:59 3 - Part 3 9:44 4 - Part 4 15:29
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Source: hard disk
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Nov 4, 2005 Frank Rosaly
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1 - Bagheads 7:00 2 - Meike 9:00
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Topic: Improvisation
Source: minidisc
Betasound
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1 Blue Lights on the Runway 2 Dragging the Fog for Stars
Source: cassette
Betasound
- Mike Hansen + Mike Khoury
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1 - track one 13:31 2 - track two 13:23 3 - track three 11:21
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Workshop
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Erfullung - 5.1 MB
Topic: Experimental
Source: CD
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1 - continuum by stretching 2 - haecceities by transparency 3 - marks in fold 4 - chirring 5 - lapsing (a statistical heap) 6 - surveyors of such 7 - contents pragmata
Topic: Experimental
Source: minidisc
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- Harmon, Harmon, and Myers
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december
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Randy Lee Sutherland
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1 - Wandering Alone 2 - Dreaming, Bicycling 3 - and Laughter
Topic: Improvisation
Source: cassette
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- David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson
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Three If By Train
Source: cdr
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- Derek Bailey & Noel Akchote
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Ca s'aime
Source: cdr
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- David Grubbs
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1Coney Island
Topic: Experimental
Source: cdr
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- Luc Ferrari
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Cycle des Souvenirs
Source: cd
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- Subliminal 3
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5 tracks
Topic: Improvisation
Source: vhs tape
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- Subliminal 3
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20 tracks of improvised free jazz.
Source: DAT
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- Karl "White" Mansions
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Widdershins Electronic miasma from this legendary experimental tape composer
Source: tape
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- Noel Akchote
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1 - Desk Flesh - 3.9 MB 2 - Qui tu ses - 9.7 MB
Topic: Experimental
Source: cd
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- Van Oehlen
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Boogie - 3.6 MB Tunnel - 3.8 MB
Source: cd
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- Schmitt, Harmon, Pool
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Field Recordings Part One
Topic: Experimental
Source: mini disc
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- Daron Key, Randy Lee Sutherland
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1 - Cloud Inside Mammoth 2 - Dim River War 3 - Department In Eight 4 - Movements 1 5 - Movements 2 6 - Movements 3 7 - Movements 4 8 - Movements 5
Source: hard disk
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- horsesandcorpses
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1_So_When_Are_You_Due.mp3 2_Capable_of_Believing_in_Something.mp3 3_Handholding.mp3
Topic: Improvisation
Source: DAT
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- Paul Hartsaw/Clifton Hyde/Joesph Woullard
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1 - gjmnem 2 - ijdek 3 - mejtlgoi 4 - oir 5 - jenbfo 6 - kquvew 7 - ilfnv 8 - lystmc 9 - hkdgri 10 - untm 11 - abtoeam 12 - nt 13 - zmhaeg 14 - coqce
Topic: Improvisation
Source: hard disk
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1 - #4'40" 2 - #15'26" 3 - #9'02" 4 - #12'54" 5 - #6'56" 6 - #6'30"
Topic: Improvisation
Source: hard disk
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- Dulman/Seabrook
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1 - Checkered Stories 4:00 2 - Hmmm...What a pity 3:25 3 - The Return of Mystery Woman 3:50 4 - Mindshaft + Gap 2:12 5 - Local Necessities 3:30 6 - Never Just a Gig 7:55 7 - Villa Avenue 3:20 8 - Rampant Runaways 3:40
Topic: Experimental
Source: harddisk
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- Ein Sof
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4 tracks
Topic: Improvisation
Source: DAT
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- Big City Orchestra
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Submission trax
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Joshua Manchester
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1 - vesper 6:46 2 - 53 2:36 3 - cast in touch 17:22 4 - for my part 3:19 5 - fabric 6:15 6 - quodlibet 15:33 7 - t()(bwo 9:12 8 - psycle sluts 9:56 9 - explore 4:09 10 - get serious 2:55
Source: hard disk
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- Daniel Barbiero
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1 - Selva Oscura 2 - Ogdoad 3 - Anamnesis 4 - Hule 5 - Aperion 6 - Emanation 7 - Epoche 8 - Fludd 9 - Refraction (WHOLE)
Topic: Experimental
Source: digital